Defying Republicans, Senate Democrats schedule vote to save net neutrality

The US Senate is scheduled to vote Wednesday, May 16 on whether to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules. Republican senators were hoping to avoid the vote, but Democrats are using a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to force the full Senate to vote. The CRA resolution would nullify the FCC’s […]

Net neutrality dies June 11th

Net neutrality officially dies June 11th, almost three years to the day after it was put into law. In a press release (PDF) from Ajit Pai’s office, the former Verizon counsel (above) repeated his rhetoric that the internet was never broken and bemoaned Title II rules as being “heavy handed” and “outdated.” “On June 11th, […]

California net neutrality bill that AT&T hates is coming to New York, too

Enlarge / Protesters take part in a net neutrality rally at a Verizon store December 7, 2017 in New York. (credit: Getty Images | Don Emmert) A California bill that would impose the nation’s strictest state net neutrality law is being replicated in the New York state legislature. In California, the bill was approved last month […]

Entire broadband industry will help FCC defend net neutrality repeal

Enlarge / Net neutrality supporters rally for Title II reclassification of broadband in front of the White House in November 2014. (credit: Stephen Melkisethian) The biggest lobby groups representing broadband providers will help the Federal Communications Commission defend the repeal of net neutrality rules in court. Yesterday, three trade groups that collectively represent every major […]

FCC must defend net neutrality repeal in court against dozens of litigants

Enlarge / Demonstrators rally outside the Federal Communication Commission building in Washington, DC, to protest the end of net neutrality rules on December 14, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla) Twelve lawsuits filed against the Federal Communications Commission over its net neutrality repeal have been consolidated into one suit that will be heard at […]

GOP tries to block state net neutrality laws and allow paid prioritization

Enlarge / Protestors object to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to eliminate net neutrality rules before Pai’s appearance at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, on May 5, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla) Republicans in Congress are continuing to push a net neutrality law that would preempt state net neutrality rules and […]